Her car has a dickey door handle which she attempts to open with a nail file...and which RDD gets open with his penknife. I'm a little suspicious of this working on cars these days. I've had to break into a car or two and most successes were with unbent wire hangers. One person thoughtfully screwed their spare key in one of the bolts holding in the license plate. And one time I was visiting a church while my brother (having driven 2 and a half hours from home) locked in his car keys. One of the security guards (in a suit and tie no less!) had a Slim Jim and manual holding the door mechanism pictures of most car models. It happened all the time, he told us.
'She toyed with the idea of getting a job somewhere really remote like Tristan de Cunha.'--I dunno about any of you but I'd put money on none of us having the faintest idea where this is. Evidently, it (the southern most circled island to the bottom right) is 'the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world'--population 275. Here's the scuttlebutt straight from the Wiki's mouth:The first permanent settler was Jonathan Lambert, from Salem, Massachusetts, United States, who arrived at the islands in December 1810. He declared the islands his property and named them the Islands of Refreshment. Lambert's rule was short-lived, as he died in a boating accident in 1812.
...In 1816 the United Kingdom formally annexed the islands, ruling them from the Cape Colony in South Africa. This is reported to have primarily been a measure to ensure that the French would not be able to use the islands as a base for a rescue operation to free Napoleon Bonaparte from his prison on Saint Helena.